November 29, 2014
Top of Drake Park
Looking for family-friendly Christmas events in downtown Bend? There's no shortage of festive fun this holiday season, starting with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Come out on November 29, and let the little ones see Santa light up the extra-large Spruce tree. A dazzling display of colors and festive décor, you'll immediately immerse yourself in the merrymaking spirit of the holiday.
Once the tree is twinkling, you can head over to the Plaza at Franklin & Wall next to Starbuck's, where the kids can spend some time with Santa. Get there early, and your youngsters can share their wish lists with the one and only Jolly Old St. Nicholas. Downtown Bend is home to boutiques, art galleries, jewelry designers, and a vibrant shopping scene. Since you'll be out and about on Black Friday, you may just come across some incredible holiday sales to start off your holiday shopping.
Stroll along this destination district, and enjoy a fun evening after the free festivities. With a backdrop of the beautiful Cascade Mountains, Bend offers a great getaway before the December to-do's start taking over. While you're here, enjoy all the outdoor adventures, brewery tours, and local hotspots that Central Oregon has to offer.
Make reservations at one of our Bend Marriott hotels, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast, sparkling swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi access - all within walking distance of the lively downtown district. Visit bendsuites.com to plan your visit and view the special packages available now.